Volunteer Empowering Women in Guatemala!
Do you want to make a profound difference in the lives of women who are struggling and mistreated? Would you like to travel to the exciting destination of Antigua, Guatemala?
Guatemala is the ideal location for your meaningful vacation, a great place to find people in need as well as a fascinating culture, ancient ruins,
Spanish colonial architecture, and natural wonders like black sand beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, rushing rivers, and beautiful lakes.
Sadly, the women of Guatemala have been historically discriminated against. Most have low levels of educations, may have gotten pregnant at an early age, possibly by rape, and struggle with issues like abuse, poverty, controlling and oppressive relationships, and discrimination by their society and culture at large.
Help these women fight back and find the power to stand on their own. Educate them on reproductive health, birth control, and their rights. Teach them saleable skills, offering them hope for a brighter future. Join Global Crossroad’s women empowerment volunteer program in Guatemala and make a huge impact on the lives of women who need your help!
Contact Global Crossroads today to start making a difference in Guatemala!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
You’ll help run group workshops that aim to encourage, inspire, and teach young girls and women how to build happy, self-sufficient lives, and how to avoid abuse and exploitation. You’ll help empower women who have suffered a lifetime of struggle and discrimination and teach them handicraft skills they can use to support themselves.
Your duties and activities will be variable from day to day, as well as based on your own skills, interests, and the current needs of the program. Some of your tasks while volunteering with women in Guatemala may include:
- Helping with translations between Spanish and English
- Teaching women about reproductive health
- Providing information about legal rights
- Giving assistance during divorce and custody trials
- Accompanying women to court trials
- Creating lesson plans with staff
- Visiting partner organizations
- Providing classes in handicrafts, cooking and pastry-making
- Introducing women to English
- Assisting project administrators with daily tasks
- Depending on level of Spanish proficiency, preparing written materials about reproductive and preventative health, women's rights, etc.
- Helping plan the organization's radio and television programs
This girl empowerment program is very meaningful. Your invaluable help and support will help these impoverished women become independent and lead a harmonious life. Not only you will make a profound difference, but also get to enrich your perception about the world.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications to join our women’s volunteer opportunity in Guatemala. We help women in a variety of ways, so bring your passion and skills and make a difference! The main qualities you will need are a dedication to helping build women’s self-confidence, patience, compassion, and a kind heart.
General volunteers are asked to have at least a basic level of Spanish. Those that wish to take on a more active role and present workshops and activities must have a medium-advanced level of Spanish. Volunteers in this program must be independent, creative, self-starters, and should be excited to empower women who need your help!
Each day volunteering with women in Guatemala will fill your heart with joy and meaning. You’ll help these women and girls overcome the struggles they have faced and empower them to rise up and become the amazing, confident women you know they can become.
Your schedule may vary from day to day, and you can expect to get involved in a variety of activities at this project. You can expect to work for five hours per day, Monday-Friday.
Here is a sample daily schedule:
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Guatemala in women’s program, our in-country coordinator will bring you to your placement, and introduce you to the inspiring and hard-working local project staff. You’ll meet some of the amazing women you’re there to help and have an informative orientation.
Orientation: Learn all the ins and out of your volunteer project, your schedule, go over safety protocol, and learn a little bit about the fascinating customs and culture of Guatemala.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day looks something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Start your day off right with a traditional Guatemalan breakfast shared with your host family.
- 7.45 AM: Head out to your Guatemala women’s volunteer project site, and get ready for an exciting day of helping women in need and empowering them to go on to bright, independent futures!
- 12.00 PM: Break for lunch. Ask your host family for a meal to-go so you can eat at your project site and bond with your fellow international volunteers.
- 3.00 PM: When you’re done volunteering for the day, team up with your new friends or go solo and explore Antigua!
- 6.45 PM: Enjoy a traditional dinner with your Guatemalan host family. Practice your Spanish, immerse yourself in the local culture, and experience daily life in another country!
Volunteer Empowering Women in Guatemala: Dates and Fees
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Guatemala Volunteer program starts every Monday. We still allow flexibility if you have travel constrains
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Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Antigua, Guatemala volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer opportunity in Antigua, Guatemala application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator). This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
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Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (hotel)
- Food (only breakfast and dinner)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteering programs in Antigua, Guatemala fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
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our women empowerment volunteering program in Guatemala, you will rest easy in Antigua with safe, clean, comfortable accommodations and three healthy local meals per day. You’ll have the chance to enjoy our rewarding home stay experience and be welcomed into the home of one of our carefully selected Guatemalan host families.
You’ll be given a true home away from home, offering you the ideal location for your volunteer abroad adventure. Get a behind the scenes pass into a fascinating new culture. You’ll probably meet people from around the world, as international volunteers often share rooms in the home stays with other volunteers of the same gender.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
During your women empowerment volunteering program in Guatemala, you will rest easy in Antigua with safe, clean, comfortable accommodations and three healthy local meals per day. You’ll have the chance to enjoy our rewarding home stay experience You’re going to want some free time to explore the exciting country of Guatemala while volunteering in women’s program. With that in mind, Global Crossroad’s volunteers have evenings and weekends totally free to travel and have a great time abroad.
Evenings are ideal for strolling the picturesque streets of Antigua, and perhaps sampling the cuisine at one of the city’s many restaurants. Weekends are your chance to hit the road, going out in search of more adventure and seeing what Guatemala has to offer.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our top priority. While volunteering with women in Guatemala, Global Crossroad makes sure you have a safe and satisfying experience abroad. We hand-select the perfect project for you, one we know is ethical and making a real difference in the world.
We offer pre-trip guidance, airport pick up, and a stellar in-country team to guide and support you every step of the way. When it comes to safety while traveling abroad, you can rest easy when you travel with Global Crossroad.
Volunteer Empowering Women in Guatemala: FAQs
You’ve probably done your fair share of research when it comes to volunteering abroad, but it’s only natural that you still have a few questions. We’ve been helping volunteers have affordable and meaningful experiences abroad since 2003, so we’ve taken the liberty of providing you with some helpful answers here:
Arrival and departure
La Aurora International Airport is the designated point of arrival for all of our volunteers who want to work in our Girls Empowerment volunteer program in Guatemala. Send us your flight details, and we’ll have someone waiting for you when you land to take you safely to your accommodations.
Volunteers are better off coming to Guatemala one day before the start date of their project. In case of flight delays and cancelation, let us know ASAP so we can rearrange your pickup.
You’ll be responsible for booking your own departure transport. Just book a taxi to the airport, or better yet, set off on another adventure and do a little traveling before heading back home.
You’ll need a tourist visa volunteer in Guatemala in women program. Citizens of countries such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia can apply for a 90-day visa when they land. Check out this website if you want to learn in detail about Guatemala’s visa requirements and policies.
You are going to want to get up to date on their vaccines before they head out of the country. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your upcoming trip.
Vaccinations for yellow fever, malaria, typhoid, measles, hepatitis B, and hepatitis A are recommended by the CDC for travelers to Guatemala. Learn more at this website.
Why volunteer with women in Guatemala?
Be a mentor and role model for young girls & women
At this impactful project, you can become a mentor and role model for young teenage girls and women who face sexism, and gender inequality daily. Share your passions and show them positive outlets for their energy and ways they can improve their own lives.
Inspire teenage girls and women to gain self-confidence
Help local teenage girls and women gain self-confidence by playing a crucial role in developing their interests. Teach them crafts they can love and make money at, educate them about their rights, and empower them to stand up for themselves and to make lives where they stand on their own.
Fight back against violence and discrimination against women
Violence against women and girls is rooted in gender-based discrimination and social norms. Take active participation in the fight against domestic violence by working as a volunteer in our Guatemala women empowerment project. You can raise awareness against domestic violence and empower women not to take their abuse.
Travel for a great cause
Travel to the exciting destination of Guatemala and make a real difference changing the lives of women in need. So many tourists visit the country each year, but you’ll go a step further and leave this place a little better than you found it.
Contact Global Crossroad today to learn how to help empower the women of Guatemala!
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